Luke - Chapter 1
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6 Both were upright in the sight of God and impeccably carried out all the commandments and observances of the Lord.
7 But they were childless: Elizabeth was barren and they were both advanced in years.
10 And at the hour of incense all the people were outside, praying.
12 The sight disturbed Zechariah and he was overcome with fear.
17 With the spirit and power of Elijah, he will go before him to reconcile fathers to their children and the disobedient to the good sense of the upright, preparing for the Lord a people fit for him.'
18 Zechariah said to the angel, 'How can I know this? I am an old man and my wife is getting on in years.'
23 When his time of service came to an end he returned home.
25 'The Lord has done this for me, now that it has pleased him to take away the humiliation I suffered in public.'
27 to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the House of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.
28 He went in and said to her, 'Rejoice, you who enjoy God's favour! The Lord is with you.'
30 but the angel said to her, 'Mary, do not be afraid; you have won God's favour.
34 Mary said to the angel, 'But how can this come about, since I have no knowledge of man?'
36 And I tell you this too: your cousin Elizabeth also, in her old age, has conceived a son, and she whom people called barren is now in her sixth month,
38 Mary said, 'You see before you the Lord's servant, let it happen to me as you have said.' And the angel left her.
39 Mary set out at that time and went as quickly as she could into the hill country to a town in Judah.
45 Yes, blessed is she who believed that the promise made her by the Lord would be fulfilled.'
48 because he has looked upon the humiliation of his servant. Yes, from now onwards all generations will call me blessed,
53 He has filled the starving with good things, sent the rich away empty.
55 -according to the promise he made to our ancestors -- of his mercy to Abraham and to his descendants for ever.
58 and when her neighbours and relations heard that the Lord had lavished on her his faithful love, they shared her joy.
59 Now it happened that on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child; they were going to call him Zechariah after his father,
61 They said to her, 'But no one in your family has that name,'
68 Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, for he has visited his people, he has set them free,
72 and show faithful love to our ancestors, and so keep in mind his holy covenant.
75 to serve him in holiness and uprightness in his presence, all our days.
78 because of the faithful love of our God in which the rising Sun has come from on high to visit us,
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